Tag: mistakes

When things go bad…

Projects don’t always always go well – at least for most of us. Often the reasons why are outside out control, sometimes we are directly responsible. #PMI does’t provide a good compass for us, give the organization’s weak treatment of human and organizational psychology in the PMBOK Guide. “Weak” being an understatement. But resilience is one of these things we…

“In short, they’re (project managers) a bit like a referee at a sporting event: Do a good job and nobody notices; make a mistake and the finger pointing begins.” ― Andrew Longman

I first met Andrew in 1993 and I worked with him on several projects, notably for the Port of Seattle and Sears. When I look back at my career and the people I have worked with in the project management field, there are few people I enjoyed working with more. I also team taught a couple of four day workshops with Andrew and when…

The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake. ~ Meister Eckhart

The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake. ~ Meister Eckhart

A mystic theologian seems a rather odd person to quote for a project management blog. Especially a philosopher/theologian who lived before the Reformation of the 16th century and the Enlightenment a century or two later, when Rational Thinking became central to work and life.